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HF 2995

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/02/2014 03:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/12/2014
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/26/2014
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/02/2014

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; towing; clarifying towing order requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168B.035, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168B.035, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Towing order required.

new text begin(a) new text endA towing authority may not tow a motor
vehicle from public property unless a peace officer or parking enforcement officer has
prepared, in addition to the parking citation, a written towing report describing the motor
vehicle and the reasons for towing. deleted text beginThe report must be signed by the officer and the
tow driver.
deleted text end

new text begin (b)new text end Within the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, an
authorized employee of the department's freeway service patrol may order a tow from a
trunk highway after preparing a written towing report provided by the Minnesota State
Patrol. A citation need not be issued before the employee orders a tow.

new text begin (c) new text endExcept in cases where an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public exists,
the department employee shall ensure that if the tower requested to remove the vehicle by
the owner arrives before the tower requested by the department, the tower requested by
the owner is given the opportunity to actually conduct and complete all towing operations
requested.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end